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Andreas Karlsson
Born August 19, 1975 (1975-08-19) (age 35),

Ludvika, SWE

Height

Weight

6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)

205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)

Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL Draft 148th overall, 1993

Calgary Flames

Playing career 1992–present
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2006 Team

Andreas Karlsson (born August 19, 1975(1975-08-19), in Ludvika, Sweden) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player, currently with Frölunda HC in the Swedish elite league Elitserien.


Playing careerEdit

Karlsson is a good skater and playmaker with good technical skills. During the season 2005–06 he has also shown that he is an efficient goal scorer.[1] He is sometimes called "Pastorn", which is Swedish for "The Pastor".[2]

He played his first international game with Team Sweden on December 16, 1995, against Czech Republic in Helsinki, Finland. Karlsson was drafted by Calgary Flames with their 6th pick, 148th overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.[3] Since then he has played for Atlanta Thrashers, Orlando Solar Bears, and Chicago Wolves in U.S..[1]

In 2006, Karlsson signed a one-year contract with Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL, as their third line center with both scoring and defensive capabilities.[4] After two seasons, totalling 13 points in 111 regular season games, he returned to his native Sweden and signed a three-year deal with Frölunda HC in Elitserien.[5]

AwardsEdit

  • TV-pucken champion with Dalarna in 1990.
  • Baltica Brewery Cup's Best forward in 1998.
  • Calder Cup winner with the Chicago Wolves in 2002.
  • Awarded the Håkan Loob Trophy (Most goals scored in Elitserien) in 2006.
  • Awarded Guldhjälmen (Elitserien's Most Valuable Player) in 2006.[6]
  • Gold medal at the Ice Hockey World Championship in 2006.
  • Named to the Swedish All-Star Team in 2006.

RecordsEdit

  • Elitserien regular season 2005–06 record for points (55)[7]
  • Elitserien regular season 2005–06 record for goals (26) -- (Shared with Tomi Kallio)[8]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Leksands IF SEL 13 0 0 0 2
1993–94 Leksands IF SEL 21 0 0 0 10 3 0 0 0 0
1994–95 Leksands IF SEL 22 7 8 15 2 4 0 1 1 0
1995–96 Leksands IF SEL 40 10 13 23 10 5 2 1 3 4
1996–97 Leksands IF SEL 49 13 11 24 39 9 2 0 2 2
1997–98 Leksands IF SEL 33 9 14 23 20 4 1 0 1 0
1998–99 Leksands IF SEL 49 18 15 33 18 4 1 0 1 6
1999–00 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 18 5 5 10 0
1999–00 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 51 5 9 14 14
2000–01 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 60 5 11 16 16
2001–02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 42 1 7 8 20
2001–02 Chicago Wolves AHL 16 6 14 20 11 23 7 14 21 6
2002–03 Chicago Wolves AHL 41 12 20 32 16 9 1 3 4 4
2003–04 EHC Basel NLA 40 7 20 27 30
2004–05 HV71 SEL 39 11 13 24 12
2005–06 HV71 SEL 50 26 29 55 30 12 5 8 13 8
2006–07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 53 3 6 9 12 5 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 58 2 2 4 10
2008–09 Frölunda HC SEL 11 3 5 8 6
2009–10 Frölunda HC SEL 15 3 3 6 6 7 1 5 6 2
SEL totals 342 100 111 211 155 48 12 15 27 22
NHL totals 264 16 35 51 72 6 0 0 0 0
AHL totals 57 18 34 52 27 31 8 17 25 10

International playEdit

Karlsson has played for Sweden in the following competitions:

  • 1995 World Junior Championships
  • 1996 World Championships
  • 2006 World Championships (gold medal)

International statisticsEdit

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1995 Sweden WJC 7 2 2 4 0
1996 Sweden WC 5 0 0 0 2
2006 Sweden WC 9 5 4 9 6
Junior int'l totals 7 2 2 4 0
Senior int'l totals 14 5 4 9 8

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